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October 2009
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Celebrating National Chemistry Week Oct. 18-24
National Chemistry Week
Moles are Taking Over Campus!
Find Out Why

ACS Shows What Happens When a Banana on Liquid Nitrogen Meets a Hammer
Watch the Video to Find Out!
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Thursday, October 22
Harlow Shipley Visiting Lectureship Series of the American Astronomical Society
Wednesday, October 28
Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy Speaker Series
Thursday, October 29
First-Year Science & Health Fair
Sunday, Nov 1 - Saturday Nov 7
National Allied Health Week
Wednesday, November 11
Celebration of Samson College of Health Sciences
Tuesday, November 17
Town Hall Meeting
Friday, November 20
Dept. of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Misher Festival of Fine Arts & HumanitiesSAVE THE DATES:
dot April 12-16, 2010

Misher Festival of Fine
Arts & Humanities
dot April 15, 2010
25th Anniversary Celebration for College of Arts & Sciences

Click here for the full Events calendar

Fall Career Fair Photo Gallery

In the Community
Health HealthJoin the Walk to Fight Heart Disease
University students, faculty, and staff are teaming-up for the American Heart Association's 5k Start on Nov. 14! It's not too late for you to get involved!


Sports

Campus Recreation Has A New Blog!

For schedules, scores, game photos, and more, from your favorite Intramural and Club Sports, visit the new Campus Recreation Updates Blog.
Midnight Madness
The men’s basketball team threw t-shirts into the crowd during Midnight Madness on Oct. 20, marking the start of the 2009-10 men's and women's basketball season. The University's mascot Drake joined the festivities, which included free food, giveaways, and performances by the cheerleaders, USP Beats, and iNERTiA dance team. For more on University sports, visit www.usp.edu/USPathletics.

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Fall Fest Spirits were high as alumni, students, faculty, parents, and friends turned out for an action-packed day of music, games, dancing, and fun, during Fall Fest 2009 on Oct. 17. (Video)

Recent Updates: H1N1 Planning
The University continues to work directly with the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Division of Disease Control in H1N1 preparedness.

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Sherwen

Dean's Spotlight: Samson College of Health Sciences
Dean Dr. Laurie N. Sherwen shares the recent achievements and what’s ahead for the faculty and students of the recently re-named college.  

Explore The Dark Side of the Universe
Join us for the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Series of the American Astronomical Society, as internationally recognized cosmology expert Michael Turner presents "The Dark Side of the Universe" on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

APhA-ASP on The Today ShowPharmacists and Physical Therapists Celebrate Professions
October is a time for students in the APhA-ASP and the SPTA to celebrate the annual recognition month for their professions.
dot APhA-ASP Celebrates American Pharmacists Month
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Get In Motion During PT Month

More Headlines

dot Administrative Changes in Mayes College and PCP, New Office of Strategic Business Development
dot Nov. 1-7: Celebrate National Allied Health Week with Samson College
dot Closing the Book on a Successful One Big Book Club
dot Fall Open House Season Has Started
dot University City Community Cleanup on Oct. 24
Holiday Health Tips:
dot Choose Toys to Encourage Learning
dot Save Money on Children’s Gifts
USciences Expert Blog

The Senate Bill: Access But What About Costs and Quality?
By Richard Stefanacci, Director, The Institute for Geriatric Studies

Under the recently passed Senate Finance Committee, access for health insurance would be advanced for both the insured and uninsured. Of course, this bill still has a long way to go before being signed into law. While the Senate bill focuses on access it pays, much less attention on cost and quality improvement. (Read More)


On a trip to Ocean City, N.J., in September, students in the Teacher Certification Program Earth and Space Science course studied interactions between the shoreline, waves, currents, winds, and tides - gaining important practical experience collecting earth science data.

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Class Notes

1949
David Mattichak P’49 has experimented with a non-chemical treatment to control honeybee varroa mites. This alternative treatment is now recommended in lieu of using chemicals.

1978
Joseph A. Eno P’78 is currently CEO of Lanova Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria. He would like to say hello to all of his friends in the class of 1978. Joseph can be reached at josepheno11@yahoo.com.

1988
Jennifer R. Hubbard TX’88 (MS’00, Drexel University) is the author of The Secret Year, a young adult novel which will be published in January 2010. She lives in Wyncote, PA.

2003
Nicole A. Walsh PharmD’03 was elected president of the Lackawanna County Pharmacy Association for a second term. The association delivers presentations to senior centers, poison prevention to elementary schools, and reaches out to the community during pharmacy week.

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Alumni Memberships
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Reunion 2009

On Sept. 26, three alumni and a faculty member received awards for their exemplary contributions to the University, the professions, and the sciences.
dot Ivor Griffith Service Award - Robert Spera
dot Young Alumnus Award - Richard Paoletti
dot Annual Alumni Award - George Malmberg
dot Honorary Alumnus Award - Kenneth Leibowitz

Alumni & Students Sweep PA Pharmacists Association Conference Awards
At the 2009 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, University alumni and students helped steal the show - taking home three of PPA’s most prestigious awards.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Monday, November 9
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists - Alumni Breakfast

Thursday, December 3

dot Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
dot Alumni Career Panel

For more information and to register for an event, please visit: www.usp.edu/alumnifriends/events.shtml